Towards a new candidacy of Bernie Sanders in 2020? The Independent Vermont Senator, a former 2016 presidential candidate against Hillary Clinton, plans to run again in two years if he is “best placed” to beat Donald Trump, he told New York Magazine, Sunday, November 25th.
“If someone else appears who can, for one reason or another, do a better job than me, then I will do whatever I can to get him or her elected,” said the senator. years to the American magazine. But “if it turns out I’m the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, then I’ll probably be a candidate,” he adds.
Worn by young galvanized supporters and a very left-wing program for the United States, Bernie Sanders had put Hillary Clinton in trouble during the long-running Democratic elections in 2016. Some of her proposals, like a universal health system, have since been by Democratic candidates who won the recent mid-term elections.
“Gather around a progressive program”
Bernie Sanders publishes a new book Tuesday, entitled Where are we going now: two years of resistance. “The bad news is that instead of moving forward together, demagogues like Trump win elections by dividing us,” he wrote in the introduction. “Our job, for the sake of our children and grandchildren, is to gather around a progressive program,” he continues.
The Republican Donald Trump announced long ago that he would be a candidate for his succession in 2020. Opposite, the field looks busy for the Democratic primary, with already a multitude of prospective candidates. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads (26%) of his side’s favorites in a Morning Consult poll in early November. He is followed by Bernie Sanders (19%), then by Texan Beto O’Rourke (8%) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (5%).